Need help/advice - install Windows XP newer laptop

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Need help/advice - install Windows XP newer laptop

    Hi mates,

    I have an Lenovo Thinkpad T450S running Windows 10.( i5 broadwell, 12gb ram, ssd evo 850 samsung)

    I need to run Windows XP and tryied to install but failed..

    Maybe my logic is incorrect or i get wrong something. The notebook don.t have sata operation mode in BIOS.

    Is there someone who can explain or give an ideea/ advice in installing Dual Boot on this newer laptop WIndows XP ? (i don.t want Virtual Machine, is useless for me).

    Is pretty urgent.
    Thank you.
      My Computer

  2. philc43's Avatar
    Posts : 4,361
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1909 Build 18363.836 and W10 Insider Ver 2004 Build 19640

    Hello :)

    You are taking me back down memory lane! I seem to remember that XP did not have the built in SATA drivers and you needed to install them along with XP. To do this there was a special option (F6) that allowed you to insert a SATA driver disc into a floppy drive (which we used back then). However, all this is irrelevant if the laptop BIOS does not support SATA compatibility mode and so it may be impossible to dual boot the two operating systems.

    There is a big thread on this topic here:
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Ok so there isn.t posibility to Dual Boot or only windows xp ? I can leave only xp if possible
      My Computer

  4. swarfega's Avatar
    Posts : 6,403
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    What do you need XP for? If its a simple case of running a program, maybe consider running XP in a virtual desktop?
      My Computers


Related Threads
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:55.
Find Us

Windows 10 Forums